Approaching the car, he notices that there are five old ladies--two in the front seat and three in the back--wide-eyed and motion-less.
The driver, obviously confused, says to him, "Officer, I don’t understand, I was doing exactly the speed limit! What seems to be the problem?"
"Ma’am," the officer replies, "you weren’t speeding, but you should know that driving slower than the speed limit can also be a danger to other drivers."
"Slower than the speed limit?
No sir, I was doing the speed limit exactly 22 miles an hour!" the old woman says a bit proudly.
The officer, trying to contain a chuckle explains to her that "22" was the highway number, not the speed limit.
A bit embarrassed, the woman grinned and thanked the officer for pointing out her error.
"But before I let you go, ma’am, I have to ask, is everyone in this car okay? These women seem awfully shaken and they haven’t muttered a single peep this whole time," the officer asks.
"Oh, they’ll be all right in a minute officer. We just got off Highway 119."
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